Lower North Philadelphia

1426 North 7th Street. Looking west. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Four-Unit Residential Building at 1426 North 7th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1426 North 7th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the west side of the block between Master and Jefferson streets. The building’s footprint will span 1,600 square feet and will contain 4,390 square feet of interior space, translating into an average of 1,098 square feet per apartment. Permits list 1426 N 7th LLC as the owner, Lonny Rossman as the design professional, and United Group General Contractor Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $437,000.

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817-21 North 3rd Street. Credit: Atroim

Looking at Development in Northwest Northern Liberties over the Course of the Past Year

The latest entry on Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which tracks the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, looked at Northern Liberties, which placed at number 18 on the list. On Saturday we looked in closer detail at the neighborhood’s northeast quadrant, which is emerging as a distinct neighborhood in its own right. Today we inquire into Northwest Northern Liberties, the second of the three principal districts that comprise the neighborhood, and some of its salient ongoing development.

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Northeast Northern Liberties. Credit: Post Brothers

Northeast Northern Liberties: an Emerging Waterfront Hub in Search of an Identity

The latest entry on Philadelphia YIMBY’s First Anniversary Countdown, which looks at the most frequently mentioned article categories over the course of the past year, found North Philadelphia‘s Northern Liberties neighborhood at the 18th place, out of the 1,800+ categories surveyed. Yesterday’s entry outlined at the neighborhood’s history and general composition. Today we look at Northeast Northern Liberties, a former industrial hotbed turned no-mans-land that is now rapidly transforming into a major urban hub, and some of the challenges that the emerging district still needs to address.

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1500 Germantown Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Mixed-Use Building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure will rise from a 1,402-square-foot footprint and will contain 5,359 square feet of mixed residential and commercial interior space. The structure will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list Sharara Kazimi and Mirwais Saidi as owners, Cheryl Poulos as the design professional, and Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $400,000.

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817-21 North 3rd Street. Credit: Atroim

Permits Issued for 48-Unit Building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The building will feature a 4,855-square-foot commercial space at the ground floor and a roof deck, which will offer dramatic skyline views with its prominent height. The development will provide basement parking for 36 cars, as well as space for 20 bicycles. Permits specify Atrium LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $10.5 million.

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